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Open Cut

Safety, productivity and the right to operate are priorities for open cut mine research. We have supported work on an automated swing loading system for electric shovels, the science of rehabilitation and minimising mining impacts on neighbouring communities.


General (7 Reports)

Acquisition of Coal Quality by Semi-Automatic Analysis of Corescan® HCI-3 system (Hyperspectral) and Other Images

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C2502801/05/2018
Author: Emmy Manlapig, Frank Shi, Anh K Nguyen, John Jackson, Joan Esterle, Sandra Rodrigues, Hongping Liu, Sion Pretorius, Lionel Fonteneau | Julius Kruttschnitt Minerals Research Centre, The University of Queensland, CoreScan Pty Ltd

The planning and operation of a coal mining operation requires a clear and up to date understanding of the nature of the coal that would be mined, the manner in which the coal would be upgraded in the preparation plant and the target specifications of the product that will be produced. The ....  read more

 

Coal Mining XML Project

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C1303501/07/2004
Author: Christian Larsen, Ben Axford | Runge

This project has investigated the benefits of using XML (eXstensable Markup Language) as a protocol for exchange of data between software applications and the merits of generating a public Schema for standardising XML for the coal mining industry.

This project has ....  read more

 

Estimation of In-Situ and Product Total Moisture

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C1004123/04/2003
Author: Ian Fletcher, Dick Sanders | QCC Resources

Coal moisture, and particularly in situ moisture (Mis), is a parameter which is often examined inadequately during exploration programs, and the resulting limited knowledge can easily impact negatively producing inaccurate definition of reserves, incorrect ....  read more

 

Introduction of Autonomous Haul Trucks

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C800101/05/2001
Author: Col Hughes | Pacific Coal

Automatic dump trucks have the potential to increase productivity and reduce maintenance costs without major uncontrolled risks.

Pacific Coal and Komatsu developed and tested various autonomous dump truck (ADT) prototype systems at Tarong between 1996 and 1998. Limited operational testing ....  read more

 

Stakeholder Involvement in Planning to Maximise the Benefits and Acceptance of Land Packages Post Coal Mining in Central Queensland

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C2503201/05/2018
Author: John Rolfe, Jo-Anne Everingham, Delwar Akbar, Susan Kinnear | Central Queensland University

This project sought to tease out models for stakeholder involvement in post-mining land use change issues and to identify issues relevant to engaging with stakeholders in reference panels or other group processes. The project had four aims:

  • To identify the key factors that are
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The Cumulative Impact of Growth on Regional Transport Infrastructure: Central Queensland Case Study

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C2202101/06/2014
Author: Susan Kinnear, Delwar Akbar, Julie Mann & Sandra Worsley, Prem Chhetri, Phillip Smith | Central Queensland University, RMIT, University of Queensland

An effective transport network is essential to both ongoing growth of the resources sector, as well as to the sustainability of the regions that host resource development activity. For mining companies, modern and efficient transport infrastructure is necessary in order to move its product from ....  read more

 

Tool for In-Situ Determination of Sulphur

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C903501/11/2001
Author: Mihai Borsaru, Arojc, C Smith | CSIRO Exploration & Mining

The work described in this report was carried out by CSIRO Exploration and Mining, Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies Laboratory in Brisbane. The objectives of the project were:

  1. To develop an operational system and logging tool to determine in-situ sulphur content in
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Underground

Health and safety, productivity and environment initiatives.

Recently Completed Projects

C21013Improving Cavity Prediction On Longwall Faces Through A Combination Of Reliable Convergence, Canopy Attitude And Leg Pressure Monitoring

Most Australian coal mines have shield leg pressure monitoring in real t...

C24014Distributed Acoustic Conveyor Monitoring

CRC Mining have investigated the application of fibre optic Distribu...

C25054Distributed Acoustic Conveyor Monitoring - Phase 2

This project is phase 2 of the distributed acoustic sensing project ...

Underground

Open Cut

Safety, productivity and the right to operate are priorities for open cut mine research.

Recently Completed Projects

C23053A Study Of Sustainability And Profitability Of Grazing On Mine Rehabilitated Land In The Upper Hunter NSW

This study was initiated by the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue (UHMD) ...

C25035Coal Subsurface Mapping For Open Cut Selective Mining

A reliable coal seam sensing system is required to improve the produ...

C23025Coal Pit Lake Closure By River Flow Through: Risks And Opportunities

In 2011, the river diversion channel around Lake Kepwari, a former o...

Open Cut

Coal Preparation

Maximising throughput and yield while minimising costs and emissions.

Recently Completed Projects

C26007 Revised Dustiness And DEM Test Method (Update Of AS4156.6) Part 2:Preparation

In 2015 project C23054 investigated and reviewed the Australian Stan...

C22033Advanced Control And Optimisation Of DMC Operation

The objective of this project was to develop, implement and demonstr...

C24045Adaptation Of Coal Grain Analysis To Improve Flotation Yield Estimation

Yield estimation from resource data is notoriously difficult. Facto...

Coal Preparation

Technical Market Support

Market acceptance and emphasising the advantages of Australian coals.

Recently Completed Projects

C25045Stage Two - Assessment Of In Situ High-Temperature Strength Of Cokes

Stage I of this project established a reliable and repeatable proces...

C25044Trace Elements In Coal; Status Of Test Methods In Use And Their Applicability

 STAGE 1 REPORT

The key objectives of this stage...

C25042Mechanistic Model Of Coke Development In A Coke Oven Situation

The standard approach to evaluate the potential of coals or blends t...

Technical Market Support

Mine Site Greenhouse Mitigation

Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from the production of coal.

Recently Completed Projects

C24061Proof-Of-Concept Photocatalytic Destruction Of Methane For Coal Mining Fugitive Emissions Abatement

Australia's fugitive emissions in 2015 were 41 Mt CO2-e (representin...

C23052Novel Stone Dust Looping Process For Ventilation Air Methane Abatement - Phase 3

This multi‐phase project is concerned with the mitigation of m...

C19054VAM Enrichment With A Two-Stage Adsorption Process

Treatment of ventilation air methane (VAM) with cost-effective technolog...

Mine Site Greenhouse Mitigation

Low Emission Coal Use

Step-change technologies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Recently Completed Projects

C17060BGasification Of Australian Coals

Four Australian coals were trialled in the Siemens 5 MWth pilot scale ga...

C17060AOxyfuel Technology For Carbon Capture And Storage Critical Clean Coal Technology - Interim Support

The status of oxy-fuel technology for first-generation plant is indicate...

C18007Review Of Underground Coal Gasification

This report consists of a broad review of underground coal gasification,...

Low Emission Coal Use

Mining And The Community

The relationship between mines and the local community.

Recently Completed Projects

C16027Assessing Housing And Labour Market Impacts Of Mining Developments In Bowen Basin Communities

The focus of this ACARP-funded project has been to identify a number...

C22029Understanding And Managing Cumulative Impacts Of Coal Mining And Other Land Uses In Regions With Diversified Economies

The coal industry operates in the context of competing land-uses that sh...

C23016Approval And Planning Assessment Of Black Coal Mines In NSW And Qld: A Review Of Economic Assessment Techniques

This reports on issues surrounding economic assessment and analysis ...

Mining And The Community

NERDDC

National Energy Research,Development & Demonstration Council (NERDDC) reports - pre 1992.

Recently Completed Projects

1609-C1609Self Heating of Spoil Piles from Open Cut Coal Mines

Self Heating of Spoil Piles from Open Cut Coal Mines

1301-C1301Stress Control Methods for Optimised Development...

Stress Control Methods for Optimised Development and Extraction Operations

0033-C1356Commissioned Report: Australian Thermal Coals...

Commissioned Report: Australian Thermal Coals - An Industry Handbook

NERDDC